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Report: SWASH Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Survey 2016, 2018, 2020

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ACON, October 28, 2020 The latest 2020 SWASH report was released on 28th October 2020 as part of a series of Mental Health month events.  The SWASH survey is a comprehensive survey of important health issues relevant to lesbian, bisexual, queer and other non-heterosexual identifying women engaged with Sydney’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. SWASH has...

Launching the Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey

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 Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, November 5 2018 Virtually nothing is known about the sexual lives of trans and gender diverse people living in Australia. A new survey coordinated by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney in collaboration with community advocates from across Australia will provide the first national data on topics related to sex and romance among Australia’s trans and gender diverse...

Positive Voices community forum

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Positive Life SA & SAMESH, August 2018 Are you a person living with HIV in SA? We want to hear from you about what would benefit PLHIV. Find out more about the important role people living with HIV have in prevention, as well as the barriers and enablers to care. Presenters: Kath Leane – PositiveLifeSA / Femfatales John Rule – NAPWHA Jane Costello – PLNSW / Kirby Institute...

Sex a key part of life for people over 65, study says

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Guardian, Thu 3 May 2018 21.08 AEST Sex is not only a pursuit of the young and carefree but also a key part of life for adults in their later years, a new poll has revealed – putting paid to the trope that action stops as pensions loom. A US survey has found that 40% of those aged between 65 and 80 report being sexually active, with more than half of those who have a partner saying they still...

Development and validation of PozQoL: a scale to assess quality of life of PLHIV

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BMC Public Health, 2018 18:527,  Abstract Background Advances in medical treatment for HIV are driving major changes in HIV policy and practice, including the encouragement of intake and adherence to HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART) by people living with HIV (PLHIV) for both personal and public health benefits. However, there is increasing recognition that achieving these goals will require a...

Some women feel grief after an abortion, but there’s no evidence of serious mental health issues

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The Conversation, April 26, 2018 12.36pm AEST This week, the website Mamamia published, and then quickly removed, an article about the existence of “post-abortion syndrome” – a disorder apparently experienced by many women who have had an abortion. The article claimed this disorder has been concealed from the public and that the trauma of an induced abortion can be comparable to the experience of...

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